Spies on pole at Indianapolis

spies-sTexan Ben Spies has claimed his first MotoGP pole at Indianapolis.


Ben Spies has grabbed a popular first ever pole position in his home country race at Indianapolis. Spies first ever pole was .22 seconds quicker than second place Jorge Lorenzo, with another American joining Spies on the front row in Nicky Hayden.

An American has not earned pole since Colin Edwards 2008 effort in China, also on a Tech3 Yamaha.

The two Repsol Hondas managed 4th and 5th places, with Casey Stoner in sixth. Valentino Rossi fell with 5 minutes left in the session, his time up to that point only enough for 7th. He was uninjured.

The race will shown live on OneHD and Ten at @ 4.30am Monday morning.

1. Ben Spies (USA) Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1’40.105

2. Jorge Lorenzo (SPA) Fiat Yamaha Team 1’40.325

3. Nicky Hayden (USA) Ducati Marlboro Team 1’40.336

4. Andrea Dovizioso (ITA) Repsol Honda Team 1’40.559

5. Dani Pedrosa (SPA) Repsol Honda Team 1’40.637

6. Casey Stoner (AUS) Ducati Marlboro Team 1’40.664

7. Valentino Rossi (ITA) Fiat Yamaha Team 1’41.005

8. Marco Simoncelli (ITA) San Carlo Honda Gresini 1’41.092

9. Colin Edwards (USA) Monster Yamaha Tech 3 1’41.232

10. Loris Capirossi (ITA) Rizla Suzuki MotoGP 1’41.512

11. Alvaro Bautista (SPA) Rizla Suzuki MotoGP 1’41.534

12. Marco Melandri (ITA) San Carlo Honda Gresini 1’41.623

13. Hiroshi Aoyama (JPN) Interwetten-Honda MotoGP 1’41.631

14. Aleix Espargaro (SPA) Pramac Green Team 1’41.649

15. Mika Kallio (FIN) Pramac Green Team 1’41.856

16. Hector Barbera (SPA) Aspar Team 1’41.896

17. Randy de Puniet (FRA) LCR Honda MotoGP 1’41.923

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